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Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teaching assistants were employed in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Tamworth in each of the last 10 years. 
Jim Knight: The following table shows the number of full-time equivalent teaching assistants employed in local authority maintained primary and secondary schools in Tamworth constituency, in each January from 1998 to 2007.
|Full-time equivalent teaching assistants( 1) employed in local authority maintained primary and secondary schools in Tamworth constituency, in each January from 1998 to 2007|
|Teaching assistants( 1)|
|(1) Includes teaching assistants, special needs support staff and minority ethnic pupil support staff.|
(2) A change of school census collection method in 2002 may have caused some discontinuity in time series data.
Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.
Jim Knight: An interim National Advisory Group has met six times since November 2006 and last met on 28 February. This group, representing more than 900 signatories to the Manifesto for Learning Outside the Classroom, is working with the Department to shape the new council which is expected to be formally constituted by the end of the year.
Mr. Paul Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what documents his Department, associated agencies and non-departmental public bodies translate for people in the UK who do not speak English. 
Kevin Brennan: The Department for Children, Schools and Familiesand, prior to this departments establishment in June 2007, the Department for Education and Skillsspent the following on translation services:
|(1) to date|
The Department considers translating its documents according to their specific content, purpose and target audience. For example, it might consider offering translations for those communities who face high levels of social exclusion and are less likely to be fluent and literate in English.
Mr. Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the number of additional places in schools for further education and apprenticeships which will be needed in (a) England and (b) Devon if the school leaving age is increased to 18 by 2013. 
Jim Knight: The Green Paper Raising Expectations: staying in education and training post-16, published proposals for the education and training leaving age to be raised in two stages with the participation age not being raised to 18 until 2015. It contained projected participation numbers for 16 and 17-year-olds broken down into provision type. In 2013/14 there were projected to be an additional 5,000 places needed in schools, 13,000 places needed in FE and HE, and 48,000 additional work-based learning places, which include apprenticeships.
The Department has not carried out detailed analysis of this at a local level. Demographic changes will vary between local areas, of course, as will the nature of demand from young people, and local authorities will need to use their own projections to plan accordingly.
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils were entered for WJEC English GCSE in each year for which figures are available. 
|Number and proportion of pupils entered for English and English Literature from 1993/94 to 2006/07|
|Number of 15-year-old pupils||Number of pupils entered for GCSE||Percentage of all 15-year-olds attempting subject|
|Figures relate to 15-year-olds (age at start of academic year, i.e. 31 August) in all schools.|
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils took two or more A-levels of the subjects, accounting, art and design, business studies, communication studies, dance, design and technology, drama and theatre studies, film studies, health and social care, home economics, information and communication technology, leisure studies, media studies, music technology, performance studies, performing arts, photography, physical education, sports studies and travel and tourism in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of pupils gained five GCSEs at A* to C including English and mathematics and excluding statistics, humanities, physical education, media/television/film studies, psychology, law and sociology and GCSE equivalents in 2007. 
Ms Buck: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what the gap was between the highest and lowest achieving school in terms of numbers of pupils attaining five A* to C GCSEs including English and mathematics in each education authority in 2007; 
Jim Knight: The achievements of schools in 2003/04 onwards can be found in the Achievement and Attainment Tables in the Library. The tables for previous years can be found on the DCSF website at the following link:
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